LeSean McCoy, Eagles run through Redskins


At least for one night, Chip Kelly’s fast paced offense looks like it can be successful at the NFL level.

LeSean McCoy certainly looked at home as he ran for 184 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown as the Philadelphia Eagles picked up a 33-27 victory over the Washington Redskins. As a team, the Eagles rushed for 265 yards on the night.

The Philadelphia Eagles raced out to a 26-7 halftime lead with the Washington Redskins’ only points coming on a deflected backward pass that DeAngelo Hall returned 75 yards for a touchdown. Michael Vick was efficient through the air going 15 of 25 for 203 yards with touchdown passes to DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek.

The Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half of the game. By contrast, the Carolina Panthers ran just 50 plays all game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Eagles are going to play fast and it’s going to cause problems for opposing defenses.

Meanwhile, RG3 looked more like RG1.5 most of the night. Robert Griffin III seemed to be favoring his surgically repaired knee in his first game action since a playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks in January. Griffin wasn’t driving through his throws and his accuracy was noticeably affected at times.

However, the Redskins defense began to slow down the Eagles attack in the second half as they slowly worked back into contention. Washington finally got their first offensive score of the night with six seconds left in the third quarter on a six-yard touchdown run from Alfred Morris.

Griffin then tossed a pair of touchdowns to Leonard Hankerson in the fourth quarter – the second coming with 1:14 left to play to draw within six points at 33-27. The onside kick from Kai Forbath was recovered by Jason Avant to preserve the win for the Eagles.

Griffin finished the night completing 30 of 49 passes for 329 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Morris was held in check by the Eagles defense as he carried just 12 times for 45 yards,

87 responses to “LeSean McCoy, Eagles run through Redskins

  1. We beat ourselves tonight with our mental gaps. But it’s a 16 game season. The Superbowl is handed out in February, not September. If anyone knows (or should know) that better, it’s the ringless Philadelphia Eagles. The Burgundy and Gold will be fine as you saw they never gave up at any point. We never say die and press on, fine-tuning our errors. The Packers are in deep, deep trouble next game. #RomewasntbuiltinaDay

  2. Good game, looks like it’s Eagles and Redskins battling for the division. The cowboys and giants looked like a joke. That’s my ignorant prediction, don’t care about yours 😉

  3. It sucks to be a Redskin fan right now. I had a bad feeling about tonight. They did to us, what we did to NO during week 1 last year. The better team won tonight.

  4. Philly deserved the win. The Skins defense as well as Griffin and Morris were embarrassing in that first half. However, they played much better in the 2nd half and will beat Green Bay on their field next Sunday. HTTR

  5. Game wasn’t really as close as the final score indicated. Winter blew that backward pass call. The Eagles let up on the gas and had a fumble.

    In the end the Eagles were much better. You really can’t deny that.

  6. tough game to watch for awhile there. whole offense seemed rusty and defense just worn out. rg3 will get back to form. there, now hopefully we can avoid all the posts asking where redskins fans at?

  7. No one gave the Eagles a chance but Chip Kelly’s team is going to be a handful for a lot of teams. The Skins looked pretty pedestrian, even when they were making it close they lack speed on offense and other than Kerrigan and Orakpo the D stinks.

    So suck it, logicalvoices and all Redskin homers…And no, no one cares about your dusty SB trophies from the Reagan years.

  8. The first half of this game was probably the most dominating game I’ve ever seen the Eagles play, but the fact that they put on the brakes afterward is worrying. Happy to be 1-0, but there’s still work to do. Every team in the NFC East has a long way to go. I wouldn’t be surprised to see all of them go 8-8.

  9. as an Eagles fan, I couldn’t have imagined a better first half… absolutely amazing!

    the second half, especially defensively, scared the crap out of me… definitely some things to work on there…

  10. Rg is overrated.
    The skins were gassed by the second qtr.
    Logicalvoicesays is crying himself to sleep.
    Larrydavid7000 Brooke his keyboard.
    Talk is cheap.
    Skins fans have been put in there place

  11. ESPN kept sayin RG3 looked “rusty”, even though the Skins QB said a month ago, promised, there’d be no rust. If he looks next few games like he looked tonite (TD’s came in garbage time) Cousins will finish the season and RG will be on the Bench with a can of WD-40.

  12. It’s the modern day run shoot. It’s great when its running smoothly, but if you go three and out a few times in a row against a ball control offense, and its over bc the D gets too tired. Just like LSU/Oregon up in Dallas a few years ago.

  13. It’s tough to figure out what to take away from that game. Tale of two halves. Eagles looked really good for a good portion. Not a joke team. Not sure if they ran out of gas, or the Redskins shook off some insanely awful looking rust from the first half.

    I’m all for resting as much as possible in the preseason, but I hope that first half of offense can be attributed to Griffin not playing the preseason (understandably with the injury) and Morris getting 8 total handoffs in 4 preseason games. They both killed any momentum early.

    We’ll see. Tough to call

  14. Rough start for the Redskins.

    Eagles offense looks like it’s for real.

    Although the mass of posters have pretty much declared the Redskins 0-16 already, the team showed life at the end and I still think they’ll play teams real tough this year. Griffin still looks hurt though and that concerns me.

    Props to the Eagles from a Redskins fan. Redskins have to regroup and give it another shot vs. Green Bay next week…

  15. Lots to work on, but glad for the win. I do think that Chip took his foot off the has way too early. I’m also perplexed about how the defense looked so good in the first half, and so bad later on. But geez…that offense is SCARY.

  16. Good win for the Birds. A lot of Eagle fans in love with Chip now. The “We Want Gus” crowd is pretty quiet. Haven’t you guys learned by now what happens when you let Cataldi and Gargano do all your thinking for you?

  17. I assure you that the Eagles’ upcoming opponents will take a more realistic view of the threat this Eagles team is than the snarky commenters here will.

  18. You failed to point out that just about ALL of Washington’s yards and points came when the Eagles were playing prevent and rg3 just dink and dunked down the field. Take what you can get, but the game was never as close as the final score might lead to believe.

  19. Very fun first game for the birds. Very good road win, and like Chip said after the game, there is plenty they can learn from this first go around to improve that machine of an offense. My takeaway was just how improved Eagles tackling was. Not since Sheldon Brown and Trotter have I seen such good tackling from the defense and special teams.

  20. Sooner or later the Philly offense was going to run out of steam. That almost let Washington back in the game.

    I honestly feel for Washington, be next week the Pack is going to tear them up. The Eagles had better have some serious recover time built in the week, otherwise come week 4 they will be done.

  21. Credit to the eagles who just flat out dominated the first half. Tough to tell how sustainable the O pace is for their own guys as they go a full 4 quarters. The Skins D held up well considering they had many question marks as to what to expect. I also disagree with chucky and thought Rambo held his own for his FIRST pro game albeit two missed tackles. Griffin showed obvious rust but wasn’t helped my multiple miscues between penalties, dropped passes and fumbles but he did look like the Griff of last year as he warmed up in the 2nd half.

    I think the Skins will be fine as they find their groove but the Pack next week represents a very difficult W. The Eagles are back and the East is definitely once again the Beast with the division up for grabs and 10-6 or 9-7 surely to get it done.

    I broke my coffee table in the first half but appear to be successful in getting my daughter to unlearn a few words in the second half. HTTR.

  22. Time for the RG3 hype train to meet reality.

    Apologists will make the rusty excuse but the fact is he is not as good or as durable as Kaepernick or Luck.

    Average QB who relies entirely too much on his mobility on a 8-8 team at best.

  23. Never watched much college football so I wasn’t sure what to expect, that first half was something special. I think the comeback happened because they let up a little bit. Wow, Chip Kelly made one solid debut. Wow

  24. Hey Reid see what happens when you run the ball with mccoy. All I want to know is where’s loicalvoicesays?!!? He commented every post all offseason and has now vanished. Oh yea and rg3 is over rated!

  25. I don’t know why every news media talks about the redskins being without Brandon Meriweather, the dude SUCKS. He couldn’t beat out the Bears mediocre safeties for a roster spot and got the boot and now he’s with the Redskins they talk about him like he makes any significant contributions. Thank god I don’t have to read all the HTTR Facebook feeds tomorrow morning at work.

  26. Chip Kelly has been waiting his entire life to call this game. This Eagles roster has always been a terrible match-up for the Redskins. Skins showed a lot of heart but all the Eagles had to do was blitz RG3 and it was a guaranteed incompletion.

  27. Chip better get his guys to play 4 quarters of football if he expects to succeed this year. Once you go from trying to win the game, to just trying not to lose the game, that doesn’t work well…and it seemed like the Eagles were content with 33 points and were just anxiously awaiting the clock to run out on their opponent.

    Chip Kelly better instill the mindset of “never being satisfied.”

  28. The media slobbering over Chip Kelly’s gimmick offense has already begun, but the fact is, if Griffin had been ready to play and the offense had been able to get out of their own way and hold the ball without turning it over in the first half, the hurry up would have had very little effect on the outcome of the game. This Redskin fan would prefer to tip his hat to the Eagles *defense* which played much better than I expected, especially with new players and a new system. Of course, a big lead helps.

  29. Vick is the perfect QB for this offense and Kelly probably knew it from the beginning. Eagles will be fun to watch.

  30. Other then a little high on some throws, not getting his feet set and limping around after taking some vicious hits I think he looked pretty good. Good thing he has a solid running back lined up behind him. Hard to think he will make it through a whole season getting hit like he did tonight.

    Oh yeah, RG3 looked pretty good tonight as well.

  31. How is McCoy going to survive carrying the ball 31 times a game? It’s fun running a lot of plays, but these guys are still human. The NFL season is longer than the college season and these guys are older than college players. I can’t see this working out.

  32. Quick…everyone overreact! Philly will score 9000 points and go undefeated! The Saints will have the best defense in the NFL. Peyton will throw 112 TDs. The Skins, Giants, Falcons will all go 0-16. Terell Pryor will lead the league in rushing. RG3 will never be the same. Dogs will love cats. Oh my God! Let’s not wait for week 2-17. Everything that happened in week 1 wil continue forever.

  33. Where are all the Redskins fans now? All off season I couldn’t read one Eagles post without a Redskins fan saying how bad they were going to beat the Eagles. One good season in a decade and you think you’ve arrived? Get to the bottom of the division where you belong! Fly, Eagles, Fly!

  34. As an eagles fan :

    1. The first half showed the upside of Kelly’s system.
    2. The second half showed the downside of Kelly’s system.
    3. Vick can’t keep running and taking hits. He was already limping around in the 4th quarter.

    If the eagles offense isn’t creating sustained drives, they are toast. The Eagles can give the ball back to the other team in under 1 minute on a 3 and out.

  35. No one ran through the Redskins they Beat themselves in the first half!!! The film dose not lie. RGIII dose not throw Ints Morris dose not fumble the ball. Those things don’t happen in the first half this Game is totally Different Game!!!! Was RGIII out of sink hell YES. I know the next time they play a nobody of a team the out come will be a Redskins Victory. Enjoy the GIFT Egirls. Just like when the Redskins lost to ny last year in there first meeting. Second half Redskins figured it out but they shot themselves in the First Half. This is no excuses this is the Truth. The Eye In The Sky Never Lies.!!!!

  36. Lest anyone think the league will eventually figure out Kelly’s system, its painfully obvious that he is smarter than everyone else. With each passing minute, his team will improve faster than anyone else can catch up.


  37. all these andrew luck lovers, have u ever taken the time to read his stats from last yr? lol I didn’t think so.18int. 54% completion rate.yeah sure he is better than rg3…not!

  38. HTTR !!!

    hahahaa buncha jokes..

    time for you bandwagoners to throw you jerseys back in the closet for another 20 years..

    That skeleton Mike Shannahan is as gassed as your defense was in the 1st quarter

  39. Redskins did not beat the Redskins, the eagles beat the redskins. The eagles almost beat themselves by handing the Redskins 7 points in the beginning of the game and fumbling to give them an easy touchdown. Besides that the redskins got spanked!

  40. Haha Redskins are FRAUDS!! That defense! And I thought a cheesehead had a lot of holes in it.

    London Fletcher Exposed!
    The entire Washington secondary Exposed!
    Alford Morris Exposed!
    RG3 Exposed and humiliated!!

    This game shows you how unprepared the Redskins were. To think these guys were good enough to just show up and win off talent alone. Check out Deangelos comments. Redskins were punched in the mouth and failed at getting back up.

    Please don’t think the Redskins were coming back. Fluke pass called backwards because the tv station didn’t get a good angle. 7 points! If Chung takes two steps back in his zone, he bats the ball down late in the 4th. 14 points! Final score should have been 38-17

  41. First half was incredible–second half a bit worrisome. Kelly will have to reign it in a bit–learn to how to play with a lead, and listen to Shurmur some, mixing in more than 5-man protections at least occasionally, and running some “traditional” NFL offense.

  42. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 9, 2013 10:44 PM

    We beat ourselves tonight with our mental gaps. But it’s a 16 game season. The Superbowl is handed out in February, not September. If anyone knows (or should know) that better, it’s the ringless Philadelphia Eagles. The Burgundy and Gold will be fine as you saw they never gave up at any point. We never say die and press on, fine-tuning our errors. The Packers are in deep, deep trouble next game. #RomewasntbuiltinaDay Clay Mattews will be waiting !! You Idiot The LOLSKINS cant stop A-ROD !!

  43. McCoy made the Redskin defenders look silly out there. Go ahead and crown Kelly as the greatest offensive mind in the history of the NFL if you want to but it was McCoy that was out there making people miss tackles.

    Without McCoy the Eagles don’t score jack squat.

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